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Barnsley 1-1 Reading

Ethan Pinnock
Ethan Pinnock's goal was his first in the EFL

Ethan Pinnock's last-minute goal rescued a point for struggling Barnsley against Reading.

The defender headed home from a Lloyd Isgrove cross to stop the Tykes dropping into the relegation zone.

Yann Kermorgant had given the visitors a second-half lead with his first goal of the season from Tyler Blackett's cross.

Barnsleys, who are now winless in 10, almost won it but Iche Ugbo's injury-time effort was cleared off the line.

Despite claiming a late point at Oakwell, wins for Bolton, Sunderland and Birmingham City mean Paul Heckingbottom's Barnsley side are now only three points above bottom-placed Blues.

Pinnock's late goal did at least end his side's run of three successive home games without scoring.

Moments before the former Forest Green man's leveller, Blackett sent a fierce strike narrowly wide from Mo Barrow's cross for the visitors.

Reading, who remain 17th, host Birmingham on Tuesday, while Barnsley visit fellow strugglers Sunderland on New Year's Day.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom:

"It's difficult, but I'll know when I watch it back there's a lot of good stuff that went off in that game.

"What's been evident for the last 18 months is a big deficiency in our squad when we're getting good delivery, being able to score and really be aggressive in the box.

"Between the boxes, it's fine, with lots of good stuff but there's a big deficiency at the minute to attack the ball in the box. We pushed big Ethan up at the end and luckily enough it worked for us today."

Reading manager Jaap Stam:

"We've experienced that in previous games - to concede late goals in extra-time - so we're always aware what they're going to do, especially when they're 1-0 down.

"To take more risks, to bring in a centre-back up there and play these balls into the box to score a goal.

"In our case it's just a matter of communication, talking, looking around you, and making decisions in split seconds on who to mark and how to defend crosses."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17YiadomSubstituted forMcCarthyat 69'minutes
  • 16Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 7Hammill
  • 4Williams
  • 22Gardner
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forIsgroveat 70'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forUgboat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCarthy
  • 11Isgrove
  • 13Townsend
  • 14Mallan
  • 19Ugbo
  • 20Potts
  • 37Bird

Reading

  • 1Mannone
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 6Moore
  • 24Blackett
  • 4van den BergSubstituted forEvansat 62'minutes
  • 16Edwards
  • 12McClearySubstituted forBödvarssonat 81'minutes
  • 10SwiftSubstituted forAlukoat 59'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 17Barrow
  • 18Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 8Evans
  • 14Aluko
  • 20Ilori
  • 22Clement
  • 23Bödvarsson
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 50Richards
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
11,945

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamReading
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 1.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Attempt blocked. Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Lindsay.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

Jason McCarthy (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Reading 1. Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove with a cross.

Attempt missed. Joe Williams (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tyler Blackett (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Modou Barrow with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Offside, Reading. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Modou Barrow is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Lindsay following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Booking

Sone Aluko (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sone Aluko (Reading).

Lloyd Isgrove (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley).

Offside, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw tries a through ball, but Jason McCarthy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jason McCarthy with a cross.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Gary Gardner (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Garath McCleary.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

Attempt saved. Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tyler Blackett.

Foul by David Edwards (Reading).

Joe Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ike Ugbo replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Harvey Barnes.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jason McCarthy replaces Andy Yiadom because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Reading 1. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyler Blackett with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) because of an injury.

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As It Stood

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4Cardiff25145635231247
5Leeds2513393728942
6Sheff Utd25132103930941
7Aston Villa2511863324941
8Preston25101052823540
9Middlesbrough2511593224838
10Brentford2591063932737
11Ipswich25113113835336
12Fulham259973533236
13Norwich2587102430-631
14Nottm Forest25101143342-931
15Millwall257992727030
16Sheff Wed257993031-130
17Reading2577113033-328
18QPR2569102635-927
19Hull2559113943-424
20Barnsley2558122637-1123
21Sunderland25410112942-1322
22Bolton2557132443-1922
23Burton2556141743-2621
24Birmingham2555151335-2220
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